7) The Language of the River.
I spent a good part of the trip having no idea what anyone was talking about. This glossary should be about 12 zillion words long but A) I procrastinated in writing it and forgot most of them B) I tend to tune out things I don’t understand, so…
Anyway, here is river-language, according to me.
Groover – A box that is pooped in. So I hear. Not that I would know. Ewwww!
High Side – A command that means throw yourself at whatever part of the raft Capt. D points too. I was glad we never had to actually use this command b/c I am convinced I would have overzealously thrown myself OUT of the boat and onto whatever obstacle we were trying to skirt.
Kubb – My new favorite beach game. It involves throwing things at other things and knocking them down. It also has a castle. I’m good at falling down. I like castles. I don’t throw very accurately, but no one seemed to mind.
PFD – Personal Flotation Device. You and I know this as a “life vest.” I called it a PDF by accident at least twice a day.
Master Blaster – It has a flame and makes the coffee. That’s all I needed to know.
Throw Bag – This is a bag that is, um, thrown when someone goes overboard. But before you throw it, you have to make sure that you hold on to one end…